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Post time 2012-10-16 20:58:51 |Display all floors
BugaLugs Post time: 2012-10-16 12:48
Is "Ni  Chi Fan Le Ma" correct as a greeting?

If you're going to greet someone for the first time, like a client or a friend you seldom see, better use "ni hao" first, then follow up with "ni chi fan le ma?" (if it's close to mealtimes).

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Post time 2012-10-17 03:05:33 |Display all floors
This post was edited by BugaLugs at 2012-10-17 03:06

Thanks  NE Tigress and LoneAcorn.{:soso_e181:}
My friends in Fu Zhou often greet me this way.
When i first heard this said, I would wonder why my friends were always asking me if i was hungry (had eaten).
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Post time 2012-12-7 16:13:25 |Display all floors
chiese people greeting by chi le mei in the past because at the time most  food is need .many people can notget full in those days. so have you eat become express your caring to the people you greeting to.

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Post time 2013-3-26 18:03:17 |Display all floors
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Post time 2013-7-1 21:39:14 |Display all floors
We say "Ni hao a! Zui jin Mang She me?"

hi, what are you busy with these days.

the answer might be "nothing really"
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Post time 2013-7-3 05:02:42 |Display all floors
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Post time 2013-7-18 18:02:47 |Display all floors
chī le méi ,yīng gāi zài chà bù duō chī fàn shí jiān qián
吃 了 没, 应 该 在  差 不 多 吃 饭 时 间  前 
hòu shuō ,miàn dài wēi xiào de shuō nǐ hǎo ,hái shì hěn
后  说 , 面  带 微 笑 的 说 你 好 ,还 是 很 
bù cuò de dǎ zhāo hū de fāng shì 
不 错 的 打 招 呼 的 方 式 

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